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    While I understand your concerns, and as a dude I...

    While I understand your concerns, and as a dude I have a different perspective: I for one don't think you have much to worry about.

    The overwhelming number of victims of crime are male. About...
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    Well, so much for narrowing down research time :D...

    Well, so much for narrowing down research time :D

    Thanks for the tips, I may have a few follow-up questions in a bit.
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    I have to point out, whoever is selling that is...

    I have to point out, whoever is selling that is ripping off Buff. The diagram is literally a Buff brand diagram.

    Normally I'd say you can't go wrong with a $3 scarf, but now I'm wondering if it...
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    People have complained about them for years and...

    People have complained about them for years and years. They're not going anywhere.

    I'm pretty sure that anyone who would replace them would fall into the same trap. The announcers have to talk...
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    The "Ultimate" Rain Jacket?

    Hi folks, I'm hoping y'all can save me some research time.

    Basically, I'm looking for a breathable cycling rain jacket that can pack down small. Budget can go pretty high.

    And yes, I know that...
  6. As a pricing strategy, sure. As an unethical...

    As a pricing strategy, sure. As an unethical attempt to manipulate people into spending money they don't have? That doesn't fly.



    lol

    No, it hasn't gotten much worse. The only difference...
  7. I'm sorry, but that's just nonsense. If you...

    I'm sorry, but that's just nonsense.

    If you are struggling to drop $1000 on a bike, the marketing materials for a $15,000 bike for racers does not make you any poorer, and does not influence you...
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    I'm pretty sure it does. ;) Read the 2nd...

    I'm pretty sure it does. ;) Read the 2nd article.

    "The truth, they say, is that while physical activity is useful in reducing the risk of developing heart disease, dementia and other conditions,...
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    No, it really shouldn't. ;) Sorry, but weight...

    No, it really shouldn't. ;)

    Sorry, but weight loss is all about calorie restriction. Again you can reduce some fat, you can get toned, you can improve your heart, you can improve your mood via...
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    Or, the point is that "riding for weight loss"...

    Or, the point is that "riding for weight loss" generally doesn't work. Studies have shown for several years now that exercise is beneficial for your health, and in certain circumstances will help...
  11. The article you linked includes all that...

    The article you linked includes all that information. They even ran the test on the journalist writing the article, and determined that the whole setup saved him around 35 watts.

    This is entirely...
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    Odd, it doesn't look that way to me. ...

    Odd, it doesn't look that way to me.

    http://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/nutrition/the-tour-de-france-diet-how-to-consume-8-000-calories-a-day-20140710

    1-2 servings of nuts; a little...
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    Well there's yer problem Generally speaking,...

    Well there's yer problem

    Generally speaking, you cannot lose weight via exercise. Weight loss is all about calorie restriction and eating healthy. Calorie counts for exercise are often...
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    Look at some cross bikes and similar bikes. ...

    Look at some cross bikes and similar bikes.

    Surly Cross Check, Kona Rove, Specialized Diverge, Salsa Warbird.

    I'd also check in the Commuting subforum, I'm sure they know some good options.

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    I'd say it's about half marketing, half genuine...

    I'd say it's about half marketing, half genuine need.

    A gravel bike is basically a cross bike, with a handful of geometry tweaks specifically designed for racing on gravel. Gravel racing and...
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    Start with a group that is much slower than the...

    Start with a group that is much slower than the pace you think you can hold. That gives you time to build up skills and better gauge the club's speed, without getting left in the dust.
  17. http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/X2cAAMXQe...

    http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTYwMFgxMjAw/z/X2cAAMXQeW5TZX9Y/$_35.JPG



    Too heavy.



    I'm fortunate enough that I have what I need.
  18. Yes and no. The Synapse will be a little less...

    Yes and no.

    The Synapse will be a little less aerodynamic -- it's more upright by default, it presumably won't have aero wheels. The Synapse will be heavier, and that will result in a very small...
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    As others are indicating by now: Frame...

    As others are indicating by now:

    Frame material won't make a difference. Geometry will.

    A longer wheelbase or more stable bike will descend a bit better. However, you can also just slow...
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    Probably little or none. First and foremost,...

    Probably little or none.

    First and foremost, any perceived lack of stiffness is almost certainly just in your head. The FOIL is extremely stiff at the BB, seat post and head tube. It is very...
  21. Because Americans love their cars. Many also...

    Because Americans love their cars. Many also live in suburbs where bike commuting is more difficult.



    Wrong. I'd recommend a hybrid at an LBS, which are in $500 range last I checked.


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  22. Yeah, you want the 1h Record. Jens Voight...

    Yeah, you want the 1h Record.

    Jens Voight nabbed it with 51.115km in September.

    http://cdn.velonews.competitor.com/files/2014/09/DSC_8611.jpg
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    I picked up a Kona Rove AL recently. Mechanical...

    I picked up a Kona Rove AL recently. Mechanical disc brakes, front and rear rack mounts, robust frame, fairly low gearing, tire clearing up to 40c's.

    List price is around $900, which gives you...
  24. You mean, partially quoting from the abstract. I...

    You mean, partially quoting from the abstract. I explicitly stated that this study showed an increase in watts -- but no changes in velocity. The very next line reads:

    "In contrast, the maximal...
  25. Well.... ;) This is clipped in. By now, the...

    Well.... ;)

    This is clipped in. By now, the shape of the graph should be familiar. Since riders still aren't applying much power to the drivetrain, I don't see much reason to assume pulling up...
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